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2019-2020 College Catalog 
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechatronics, AAAS Planning Guide

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How to use this Planning Guide:

This planning guide provides in-depth information about the requirements for this degree. Review this information with your advisor and develop a plan for completion. 

  • Click on “print degree planner”  for a print-friendly version of this planning guide; when you apply for graduation, you will use this form to document the classes you have taken.
  • The Class Schedule will tell you when classes are available this quarter. 
  • The Annual Schedule  can provide information about when classes are typically offered throughout the year.

Program Description:

Mechatronics is a two-year program that prepares students for immediate employment and future advancement in companies or government organizations that manufacture, service, sell, design or support electro-mechanical systems that control machinery, automation, and/or processes. This degree is offered jointly with Shoreline Community College and North Seattle College. Students must take classes at both campuses in order to complete this degree.

AAAS Degree (93 - 99 Credits)

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.

Program Prerequisites:

A.A.A.S. requires completion of courses at both Shoreline Community College and North Seattle College. Many classes are variable credit and lab time is arranged with the instructor. Please work closely with instructors or program advisors. Courses at North Seattle College with pre-requisites are marked with an (*). See catalog for more information.

General Education Requirements - 12-15 Credits

Communication Skills (5 Credits)

Choose either BTWRT 215  or ENGL& 101 .

Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)

Choose one of the following courses:   CMST 203 , CMST 285 , EDUC& 240 , HIST 245 , MCS 105 , GWS 284 .

Human Relations (2-5 Credits)

Choose one of the following courses: BUS 104 , BUS 105 , BUS 250 , CMST& 101 .

Required Core Courses At Shoreline Community College

Required Courses At North Seattle College

  • EET 106 Intro to Soldering Credits: 1
  • EET 109 Mathmatical Applications for Circuit Analysis Credits: 5
  • EET 131 IT Essentials - A+ Certification Credits: 5
  • EET 137 Intro to Robotics Credits: 5
  • EET 160 Intro to Electricity and Electronics Credits: 5
  • EET 161 D.C. Principles of Electronics Credits: 5
  • EET/EEL 201 Energy Generation, Conversion and Sustainability Credits: 5 *
  • EET/EEL 202 Industrial Motors Controls Credits: 5 *
  • EET/EEL 203 Industrial Motors Drives Credits: 5 *

Approval To Graduate

Student Name, SID and Date: ____________________________________________________

Faculty Advisor and Date: _______________________________________________________

Division Dean and Date: ________________________________________________________

Credential Approval and Date: ____________________________________________________

Where can I go for help?

Program Advisor:

Keith Smith
206-546-6969 ksmith2@shoreline.edu Rm 2501F

Program Navigator:

Wanda Waldrop
206-533-6679 wwaldrop@shoreline.edu Rm 2502

Program Information:

Length of Program: 93 - 99 credits
Completion Award: AAAS Degree
Enrollment: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $325
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)
Website: www.shoreline.edu/manufacturing

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Mechatronics-What is it?

Mechatronics technicians integrate knowledge of mechanics, electronics, and control systems to analyze and problem-solve 21st-century manufacturing systems. Certificates earned at both Shoreline Community College and North Seattle College stack into the Mechatronics A.A.A.S. degree. The program includes certificates in Robotics, Basic Manufacturing, and Preventative Machine Maintenance at Shoreline Community College and Controls, and Electronics at North Seattle College.

Program Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this program -by achieving a GPA of 2.0 or better for the entire program-should be able to:

  • Identify and apply technical concepts and terms used in industrial energy and control.
  • Troubleshoot robotic systems, using knowledge of microprocessors, programmable controllers, electronics, circuit analysis, mechanics, sensor or feedback systems, hydraulics, or pneumatics.
  • Repair, maintain and install industrial production or processing machinery or equipment- both electrical and mechanical.
  • Locate, evaluate, and apply relevant information from various sources to address workplace problems.

Career Opportunities-What can I do with a Degree in Mechatronics?

Potential employers include: Large and small manufacturing firms in the Puget Sound Region including aerospace, plastics, molding, and general manufacturing working as machining technicians and programmers. For more, please visit career information and resources at http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696



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